copyright etc... (fwd)

From: Mathue Moyer (mmoyer@sdcc10.UCSD.EDU)
Date: 08/25/94

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 25 Aug 1994 13:06:56 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Mulac <>
>Subject: copyright etc...
>Im just curious...Do any of you actually have a legal background, from
>which to make all these assumptions?!?  Sounds like alot of cyberspace
>heresay?????  I hear so much poppycock batted around the net, an informed
>comment is rare.  I have looked into this matter myself and consulted several
>lawyers, at my own expense!
>The short of what I have learned amounts to the following:
>If you are gonna even hope to have a solid case for copyright violation...
>you had better have filed ALL the necessary US paperwork!

>From my understanding, this is PARTIALLY correct.  You must file a claim
with the Copyright office before taking any legal action.  HOWEVER, it is
both legal and commonplace to file said paperwork AFTER the infringement
you wish to take to court has occured.

-Mathue Moyer

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